Pragmatism as the Logic of Abduction

Sixteenth Selection, pp. 226-241.

MS 315. [Published in part in CP 5.180212; in full in Turrisi's HL (1997): 241256.]

Origin of the Text

Delivered on Thursday, May 14, 1903, this supplementary seventh lecture concludes the series (an eighth one was improvised the next day on "Multitude and Continuity" but this was a complementary lecture mostly intended for students of philosophy and mathematics). Peirce gave no title to Lecture 7. The Harvard Bulletin announced only that Peirce would "give the summary of his previous lectures" and "put in clearer light the relation of the views maintained to the general doctrine of pragmatism."